Childcare Access: An Important Link to Maternal Mental Health Fact Sheet

Jul 27, 2023
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A good support system is vital during the postpartum period and has been shown to decrease the risk for maternal mental health disorders and increase general maternal wellness. A crucial part of the postpartum support system includes having access to affordable childcare. Childcare access for infants is especially important in the United States (U.S.) because there is currently no mandatory paid maternity leave in the U.S., which increases the need for accessible non-parental childcare.

Childcare Access: An Important Link to Maternal Mental Health Fact Sheet